Sunday, November 15, 2009

Choices


We give the Nugget simple choices (red shirt or blue shirt) throughout the day.  We find that empowering him with these little options makes him feel capable and more cooperative.  Of course, being a strong-willed toddler, he occasionally makes a 3rd unoffered selection or just delays too long, in which case we make the choice for him, saying, "Ok, Mommy/Daddy picks this one".

This evening, we noticed the Nugget offering Doggie a choice of 2 squeakies.  He lined up a squeaky cow and a squeaky lion in front of Doggie and asked, "This one or this one?" repeatedly.  Since she didn't choose, he picked for her, He said, "Ok, I pick this one," and tossed her cow across the room for her.

1 comment:

  1. HAHA! I love it! Shamrock was probably just thinking "Throw ONE of them already"...what a great sport!!
    B ":o)

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